October 20, 2016 RSS feed / Community

Fatal crash that killed county firefighter is under investigation

A special team looking into the cause of the crash that killed a Ventura County firefighter last month isn’t expected to wrap up its investigation until early next year, a California Highway Patrol spokesperson said.  More...

T.O. man convicted for illegal gun sales

A Thousand Oaks man who illegally sold five firearms in less than a month and agreed to sell three more during an undercover operation last year has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison. More...

CONEJO VALLEY SCHOOL BOARD

ELECTION 2016: Acorn Candidate Q&A

Age: 68Profession: Former kindergarten and second-grade teacher, small-business owner and eight-year memberof Conejo Valley school boardFamily: Married to her college sweetheart, Bob. Thecouple have two children, Amanda and Scott, both More...

In search of local haunts

As is Acorn tradition, the paper will publish a list of the best amateur Halloween houses to be found throughout Thousand Oaks in next week’s edition (Oct. More...

WLV Juniors host boutique

The Westlake Village Juniors will kick off their 35th annual Gingerbread Boutique with the VIP shopping event from 6 to 10 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 3 at St. Max Church, 5801 Kanan Road.  Admission is free. More...

Local jet skier faces world-class competition

Tyler Shinko, 13, of Thousand Oaks recently competed in the 2016 International Jet Sports Boating Association World Finals in Lake Havasu, Ariz., the premier event for personal watercraft racers. He finishing 17th out of 19 in his race.  More...

Party in the streets

Crowds clamber to Rotary’s annual T.O. Street Fair

SIGHTS TO SEE —Clockwise from left, Coppertone, a 3-year-old female dachshund, practices her surfing technique in a wave machine for dogs stationed at Sunday’s Thousand Oaks Street Fair on More...

In Step

Westlake students show off their moves

FLOATING AND SWINGING— Above left, Brooke Zundel does the splits in midair with help from her dance partner, Noah Santo, during Westlake High School’s“ Dancing With the Warrior Stars More...

Drop off unwanted drugs at station

In support of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 11th annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, expired and unused medication will be collected from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Oct. More...

Drunk driver found guilty of murder

Man struck, killed deputy in 2014

The Camarillo man accused of killing Ventura County Sheriff’s Dep. Eugene Kostiuchenko was found guilty Oct. 14 in Ventura County Superior Court. More...

Stern, Fazio both lean to the center in bid for state Senate seat

Candidates locked in battle to replace Fran Pavley

State Senate candidates Henry Stern and Steve Fazio took part in a town hall meeting hosted by the Community Foundation of Oak Park Oct. 6 at Oak Park High School.  More...

Los Feliz a last-minute addition to summer road-paving project

East-west artery looking like new

A $5.3-million effort to repave 24 miles of streets in Thousand Oaks is nearing an end after three months. But before the job was complete, the city decided to add one more stretch of road to the list: Los Feliz Drive.  At its Oct. More...

Thirst for adventure takes woman on journey of service, discovery

For Oak Park resident Susan Seats, traveling is a path to self-discovery and a chance to deepen her understanding of other people’s faiths and cultures. More...

Council on Aging tackles Medicare

The City of Thousand Oaks Council on Aging will host a presentation on Medicare 2017 updates at 1 p.m. Wed., Nov. 2 in the Civic Arts Plaza boardroom, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.  More...

Stories From A Simpler Time

CHOOSE—Julie Tumamait, a Chumash Indian living in Ojai, demonstrates a children’s game played with colored sticks during a presentation at the Goebel Adult Community Center in Thousand Oa More...

Ramp meters activated along 101 Freeway

Signals are on from Calabasas to T.O.

Caltrans is rolling out ramp meters on the northbound 101 Freeway from Calabasas to Thousand Oaks.  The 13 meters will be used for traffic entering northbound Highway 101 at Parkway Calabasas, Las Virgenes, Lost Hills, Liberty Canyon, Chesebro, More...

Want to give back? Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley know how

MAKING A DIFFERENCE—Individuals who are looking to get involved in the community and who want to make a difference in the lives of young people can take part in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Gr More...

EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT

Saving our coast with underwater forests

As we enjoy the waves crashing on Ventura County’s beaches, we might take a moment to consider preserving this beauty for future generations. Will sea-level rise erase our beaches? What might be the fate of the creatures in our oceans? More...